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Posted: Oct 16, 2017
Closing: Oct 30, 2017

  

COLLEGE OF NEW CALEDONIA

POSITION TITLE:                                Fundraising & Alumni Coordinator                                                                                    

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE:                      Executive Director External Relations          

DIVISION:                                             Communications                         

DEPARTMENT:                                   Communication Services            

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:                 Regular                                       

STATUS:                                              Full-time

DECISIONS REQUIRED:                     Work load organization, referrals to supervisor        

 

NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:

In collaboration with the Executive Director and Communications Manager, the Fundraising and Alumni coordinator will work with donors to raise funds to benefit students. The incumbent will enjoy building strong relationships with donors, employees and stakeholders in an effort to raise donations for endowment funds, hardship funds, scholarships, bursaries and equipment for students.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Work with donors, internal and external stakeholders, students, faculty and employees to understand students’ financial and equipment needs.
  • Act as the College’s primary contact with donors.
  • Develop and continuously cultivate and nurture relationships with current and prospective donors.
  • Work with ED and manager to create, coordinate, plan and implement fundraising activities.
  • Manage related budgets and perform cost/benefit analysis on fundraising events and plans to ensure relevance and viability.
  • Work with Student Awards and Financial Assistance department on the annual student awards event and relevant selection, application and other issues.
  • The creation and maintenance of terms and conditions for student awards.
  • Work with financial office and donors on “top ups” of endowment awards.
  • Work with Communications department to promote, create and execute fundraising activities at all college campuses and online.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop business development initiatives
  • Work with internal stakeholders and donors on annual fundraising projects such as the golf tournament, fundraising calendar, Global Gourmet, etc.
  • Develop and maintain annual giving, major gifts, payroll deductions, and other fundraising initiatives and strategic plans.
  • Represent the College at relevant internal and external events.
  • Develop and maintain social media strategies, email, Stay in Touch magazine and other initiatives to stay in touch with and support alumni.
  • Cultivate relationships with distinguished alumni and communicate their successes.
  • Develop and maintain events to engage alumni.
  • You will be part of a team actively engaged in contributing to and accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of the College and in supporting the aspirations and needs of our learners and communities.
  • You will promote a positive work atmosphere and communicating in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect with students and colleagues
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Registered Fundraising Professional designation or relevant degree or diploma preferred or equivalent of related experience.
  • Excellent soft skills, or interpersonal skills, and the ability to quickly and easily develop strong relationships with donors, students, employees, industry, stakeholders, etc.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communications (both written and verbal) skills.
  • A fundamental desire to help students reach their goals.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office Suite including, Excel, Word, email, etc.
  • Experience with Raisers Edge an asset
  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence

DATE:                                    (Latest revision April 2010, November 7, 2013)          

Posted: Oct 13, 2017
Closing: Nov 3, 2017

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

Media Relations Services

 

Contact: Lee-Anne Wright, Communications & Marketing Specialist Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch

Date of Issue: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017 The Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch (CBA Alberta) is requesting proposals for planning, coordination, implementation and administration of Media Relations services related to the annual Law Day event.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a qualified vendor to plan, coordinate and administer Public Relations services to leverage media coverage about Law Day as a free, fun, family event taking place in multiple locations around Alberta. Efforts are intended to increase event brand recognition and increase traffic to Law Day events.

The selected vendor will be retained for a period of approximately 5 months, starting in January 2018, and ending at the completion of the last Law Day event in late May. As Law Day takes place annually, there will be an option to renew the contract for future year’s events.

BACKGROUND

Law Day is an annual event that takes place each year throughout April and May, that celebrates the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is an occasion for the public to learn about the law, the legal profession and the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of Canadian democracy.

In Alberta, the two largest Law Day events take place in Calgary and Edmonton. Between 4 – 6 additional smaller communities around the province also host events. Law Day 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 in Calgary and Edmonton, with the dates of the smaller events to be determined in the new year.

Law Day activities vary between locations, but generally involve an open house at the local courthouse. This open house includes courthouse tours, mock trials, booths and exhibits from other organizations in the legal community and citizenship ceremonies.

Improving Access to Justice is an important goal of Law Day, and most Law Day activities also include “Ask a Lawyer” booths, in which members of the public can speak to volunteer lawyers and receive free legal consultations in various areas of the law. To assist those members of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch Request for Proposals for Public Relations Services 2 public who cannot make it to a courthouse for their local event, or who live in a location in which there is no Law Day event, Law Day also offers a Dial-a-Lawyer service, which will also take place on April 21, 2018. Dial-a-Lawyer provides members of the public with a toll-free line they can call and speak to a volunteer lawyer and receive a free legal consultation.

The media relations goal of CBA Alberta for the Law Day event is to leverage earned media to increase brand recognition of Law Day and traffic to the various Law Day events, and to promote Law Day as a free, fun, family-friendly event that promotes access to justice and legal literacy.

SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work is designed to encourage proactive media outreach to increase visibility for and traffic to Law Day events. It will include but not be limited to the following:

  1. Develop media relations strategies with targeted outreach for up to 8 Law Day events. The primary focus of the strategy should be on the Calgary and Edmonton events, with limited support for events in smaller communities.
  2. Attend Law Day planning committee meetings in Calgary and Edmonton in person, or by conference call/video conference, when requested (no out of city travel will be required).
  3. Assist Law Day planning committee in generating a social media plan, utilizing the Law Day channels to general publicity, word of mouth, and grow Law Day’s overall social media presence.
  4. Draft, edit, seek approval and distribute press releases and media advisories to print, online and broadcast media.
  5. Conduct personal follow-up outreach via phone, email and mail.
  6. Draft scripts/speaking points for volunteer Law Day planning committee chairs or spokespeople.
  7. Provide a media training session via video conference for volunteer Law Day planning committee chairs or spokespeople.
  8. Coordinate media appearances for volunteer Law Day planning committee chairs or spokespeople.
  9. Provide on-site media support at the Calgary Law Day event on April 21, 2018.
  10. Track coverage, measure overall efforts, and deliver media clips. Deliver a comprehensive report at the completion of all Law Day events (including estimated number of impressions and media value).

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or English is preferred. A minimum of 5 years professional experience in communications is required, with a strong background in media relations, writing and social media strategy. A candidate located in the greater Calgary area is preferred, but not a requirement.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Cost-effectiveness, and a demonstrated effort to be cost-conscious.
  2. Proposal price.
  3. Experience as related to media relations and social media management.
  4. Documented prior experience in handling project(s) of similar size and scope.
  5. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  6. Business integrity and reputation in the industry relevant to scope of services.
  7. Proven prior experience, as confirmed by references.
  8. Proven skill and reputation, including timeliness and demonstrable results, as confirmed by references.
  9. Meets qualifications set forth in this RFP.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Cover Letter: a letter signed by an office of the firm, company or corporation, binding the firm/company/corporation to all comments made in the proposal. Include a primary contact person for the proposal.
  • Qualifications and Experience: provide a description of the history, experience and qualifications of your firm/company/corporation. Please include:
  1. Resumes of all principals assigned to the project.
  2. List of capabilities corresponding to the scope of work.
  3. List of similar/relevant projects your firm/company/corporation has undertaken, including results achieved.
  4. A minimum of three references from similar projects your firm/company/corporation has undertaken. 3. Approach to Scope of Work: please provide a detailed description of your approach to each Scope of Work element.
  • Project Cost: Provide detailed costs for the services to be performed by the vendor based on the Scope of Work. Costs should be broken down by each Scope of Work element.
  • Identification of the method by which a comprehensive final report and performance measurements will be provided to CBA Alberta.

 

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Proposals submitted are offers only, and the decision to accept or reject is a function of quality, reliability, capability, reputation, and expertise of the firms/individuals submitting proposals. Issuance of this RFP does not obligate CBA Alberta to pay any costs incurred by a respondent in its submission of a proposal or making any necessary studies or designs for the preparation of that proposal, or for procuring or contracting for the services to be furnished under this RFP.

Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch Request for Proposals for Public Relations Services 4 CBA Alberta reserves the right to accept the proposal that is, in its judgment, the best and most favourable to the interests of CBA Alberta and the Law Day event; to reject the proposal with the lowest consultant fee; to accept any item of any proposal; to reject any and all proposals; and to waive irregularities and informalities in any proposal submitted or in the RFP process; provided, however, that the waiver of any prior defect or informality shall not be considered a waiver of any future or similar defect or informality. Firms should not rely upon, or anticipate, such waivers in submitting their proposal. CBA Alberta reserves the right to work with multiple vendors as required to maximize the chances of project success.

Confidentiality: The CBA Alberta’s evaluation process and final ratings will remain confidential and shared only with those at CBA Alberta involved in the evaluation process.

All information provided in the RFP response will be treated confidentially and shared only with those at CBA Alberta involved in the evaluation process, unless otherwise agreed to by the provider.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Prospective service providers should submit an electronic copy of the proposal, plus samples of work products as detailed herein on or before Friday, November 3 at 4:00pm.

Proposals should be submitted to:

Lee-Anne Wright
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch
communications@cba-alberta.org

Please call Lee-Anne at 403-218-4310 with any questions related to this RFP.

Posted: Oct 6, 2017
Closing: Oct 20, 2017

Assistant Director, Communications

Manager 2

Alberta Communications and Public Engagement, Edmonton. Communications and Public Engagement (CPE) is the Government of Alberta's full-service communications, public relations and marketing agency.

CPE provides planning, execution and measurement of communications efforts. Its expert staff provides specialized services across the spectrum of communications and marketing from research, design, writing and social media, to event coordination, issues management, digital communications, advertising and public consultation.

The agency staffs the external communications functions in all departments of government and its operations branch, with a mandate of enhancing communications between the people and the Government of Alberta.

For information about CPE, visit our website at http://alberta.ca/executive-council.cfm

The Assistant Director, Communications is often considered the communications branch's `air traffic controller' - anticipating, assessing and adapting to changing priorities. An important part of this role is maintaining resilience in times of uncertainty.

The Assistant Director holds main responsibility for the day-to-day planning and supervision of activities of the communications branch, including coordinating and monitoring staff activities and needs. This position also acts as the Director, Communications in his/her absence.

Using proactive and well-developed consulting and relationship building skills, the Assistant Director helps the Director to plan, deliver and monitor communications projects. In addition, the person in this role uses strong interpersonal and time management skills to:

  • ensure standards are met and products are of high quality
  • demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills
  • lead and advise when consulting, writing and editing
  • coordinate cross-ministry communications initiatives
  • maximize resources to align with the goals of a the program area, ministry and Government of Alberta

The successful candidate will also have superior verbal and written communications skills as well as the following competencies.

Agility: You possess the ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Build Collaborative Environments: You lead and contribute to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Creative Problem Solving: You have the ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Drive for Results: You know what outcomes are important and maximize resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.

For more information on the APS Competency Model please visit: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/apscompetencies

Salary: $2,568.30 - $4,121.25 bi-weekly ($67,032 - $107,564 annually). Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is selected. Job ID #1045139

Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, English or a related field
  • Minimum of six years directly related experience with a minimum of three years at the senior level
  • Experience with communications planning, project management and issues management
  • Experience with digital communications including social media and website development
  • Experience leading teams and coordinating multiple communications activities within tight deadlines
  • Experience working in a minimum of two different fields/ministries
  • Management and supervisory experience would be an asset
  • Equivalencies will be considered
  • As part of the selection process, qualified applicants will be required to participate in a timed writing test

There is currently an opening at Municipal Affairs Communications. This is a continuous intake competition and will be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta. Resumes will be reviewed on a regular basis to fill Government of Alberta vacancies at this level until further notice. The first review of resumes will take place on October 10, 2017. Final candidate will be asked to undergo a security screening.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefit plan. Please see the links below for more information.

Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Ensure you quote the competition number and save using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith Joe_Job ID). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, submit an electronic version of your resume, quoting the Job ID, to CPE, Human Resources, Nicole Holmberg, HR Assistant, at nicole.holmberg@gov.ab.ca.

Tips on Applying on Alberta Government Jobs see here: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/applying/index.html

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at (780) 638- 4705. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applicants will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

www.jobs.alberta.ca

Posted: Oct 6, 2017
Closing: Oct 20, 2017

Director, Communications

Senior Manager 2

Alberta Communications and Public Engagement, Edmonton. Communications and Public Engagement (CPE) is the Government of Alberta's full‐service communications, public relations and marketing agency.

CPE provides planning, execution and measurement of communications efforts. Its expert staff provides specialized services across the spectrum of communications and marketing from research, design, writing and social media, to event coordination, issues management, digital communications, advertising and public consultation.

The agency staffs the external communications functions in all departments of government and its operations branch, with a mandate of enhancing communications between the people and the Government of Alberta.

For information about CPE, visit our website at http://alberta.ca/executive‐council.cfm

Put your extensive communications knowledge and leadership skills to good use by joining a dynamic team of professionals in Communications and Public Engagement (CPE).

This opportunity offers considerable freedom to act while also belonging to a larger organization of skilled and talented communications professionals, giving you the benefits of a supportive cross‐ government team and opportunities to collaborate on larger government initiatives.  

 In this unique role, the Director, Communications works closely with the deputy minister's office, minister's office, other senior staff in the ministry and CPE, and colleagues across government to coordinate and collaborate on all projects and issues that have a communications component. The Director serves as a full member of the ministry's executive committee.  

Using proven relationship‐building and problem‐solving skills, this position acts as a key resource to coordinate multiple demands with often competing needs. High quality communications support comes in many forms including:

  • providing strategic coordinated advice to the minister, deputy minister and executive team
  • creating, planning and delivering long and short‐term communications strategies  
  • participating in policy and program planning  
  • identifying and addressing highly sensitive media and communications issues affecting the ministry
  • promoting public awareness of the ministry's programs and policies
  • developing and managing relationship with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders

This position also serves as a professional coach and mentor for staff and oversees administrative and human resource elements such as budgets, performance management, training, and staff development.

The successful candidate will also have superior verbal and written communications skills as well as the following competencies.

Systems Thinking ‐ Provide a big picture perspective to ministry communications planning and coordinates multiple projects and strategies to ensure consistency within the ministry and with cross‐ government initiatives.  

Drive for Results ‐ Provide leadership on communications strategies and activities to support the ministry's business plan goals and expected outcomes in a rapidly‐changing environment.  

Creative Problem Solving ‐ Synthesize diverse and complex information, distilling key messages/issues within tight timeframes, anticipate the impact of ministry actions/initiatives, recommend proactive approaches, and develop appropriate strategies to address issues and to profile the ministry with its key stakeholders.  

Develop Self and Others ‐ Hire, lead, mentor and motivate staff, encouraging creativity and innovation.  

For more information on the APS Competency Model please visit: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/apscompetencies

Salary: $3,352.75 ‐ $5,127.61 bi‐weekly ($87,506 ‐ $133,830 annually). Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is selected. Job ID #1045144    

Qualifications:  

  • Degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, English or a related field
  • Minimum of eight years directly related experience with a minimum of three years at the management level
  • Experience with media relations
  • Experience leading communications activities and demonstrated expertise in developing high‐ level communications strategy
  • Demonstrated leadership, team management, interpersonal and diplomatic skills
  • Equivalencies will be considered

There is currently an opening at Energy Communications. This is a continuous intake competition and will be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta. Resumes will be reviewed on a regular basis to fill Government of Alberta vacancies at this level until further notice. The first review of resumes will take place on October 10, 2017. Final candidate will be asked to undergo a security screening.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefit plan. Please see the links below for more information.

Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Ensure you quote the competition number and save using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith Joe_Job ID). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, submit an electronic version of your resume, quoting the Job ID, to CPE, Human Resources, Nicole Holmberg, HR Assistant, at nicole.holmberg@gov.ab.ca.

Tips on Applying on Alberta Government Jobs see here: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/applying/index.html

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at (780) 638‐ 4705. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applicants will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

www.jobs.alberta.ca

Posted: Oct 6, 2017
Closing: Oct 20, 2017
Alberta Communications and Public Engagement, Edmonton. Communications and Public Engagement (CPE) is the Government of Alberta's full-service communications, public relations and marketing agency.

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